US technology chief warns China ‘twisting’ artificial intelligence to target critics, as America joins global pact

The chief technology officer of the United States on Thursday warned that China is “twisting” artificial intelligence (AI) in order to target government critics amid the coronavirus pandemic, as he explained the Trump administration’s decision this week to join a global organization devoted to “upholding American values” in AI. U.S. Chief Technology Officer Michael Kratsios, in […]

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Coronavirus turns financial advisers into grief counselors for families who lose loves ones

Most people would assume that financial planners only manage money. But advisers often see themselves as having a responsibility to help people manage their emotions. Financial planners are particularly active in this role lately, and not just because clients express fear and uncertainty about their stock portfolios. Some advisers are losing clients to COVID-19. The […]

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Coronavirus relief funds went to firms that avoided US taxes

Last month Zagg Inc, a Utah-based company that makes mobile device accessories, received more than $9.4 million in cash from a US government program that has provided emergency loans to millions of businesses hit by the coronavirus. The money was part of the $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) — a linchpin of President Trump’s […]

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House Overwhelmingly Approves Revisions to Small Business Program

WASHINGTON — The House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved legislation that would relax the terms of a federal loan program intended to help small businesses weather the pandemic, giving companies more time and flexibility to use the money. The measure would alter the Paycheck Protection Program to allow small businesses 24 weeks instead of eight weeks […]

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Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling With This Very Painful Week

Friends, I don’t need to tell you that it’s been an especially hard few weeks for Black people in the United States. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Chris Cooper. George Floyd. Tear-gassing the protesters who had the gall to be upset about a racist murder. All of this, during a time when Black people are disproportionately […]

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US: Transgender sports inclusion violates others’ rights

A Connecticut policy that allows transgender athletes to compete as girls in high school sports violates the civil rights of athletes who have always identified as female, according to a letter from the U.S. Education Department’s civil rights office that was obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. The letter came in response to a complaint […]

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Jack Schlossberg, JFK’s Grandson: Frontline Workers To Be Honored With Profiles In Courage Award

JFK’s grandson, Jack Schlossberg, 27, announced that the 2020 Profiles in Courage Awards will go to someone special: COVID-19 frontline workers! How cool is this? Jack Schlossberg, the 27-year-old, only grandson of former president John F. Kennedy, made an awesome announcement on the May 28 episode of TODAY. His family’s annual Profiles in Courage Awards […]

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Kaia Gerber Celebrates Getting Her Cast Off Less Than 2 Weeks After Revealing She Broke Her Arm

She’s free! Kaia Gerber showed her fans that she got her cast taken off, less than two weeks after revealing on Instagram that she ‘had a little accident’ and broke her arm. She’s ecstatic that she ‘got her elbow back.’ So Kaia Gerber is a superhero, correct? The model, 18, revealed on Instagram that she […]

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House Pulls Surveillance Measure After Trump Tells Republicans to Vote No

House Democratic leaders on Thursday withdrew legislation that would revive expired F.B.I. tools to investigate terrorism and espionage and add privacy protections for Americans, after a fragile bipartisan compromise on the bill collapsed following an abrupt repudiation by President Trump. The retreat left uncertain the fate of efforts to overhaul national-security surveillance while extending three […]

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‘Growing Up Hip Hop’ Preview: Romeo Miller Reveals He’s Quitting The Show — ‘I’m Walking Away’

Romeo Miller is ‘done’ with ‘Growing Up Hip Hop.’ He tells Boogie that he’s ‘walking away’ in this EXCLUSIVE preview of the May 28 episode, and Boogie ends up hurt when Romeo implies they’re not really friends. The drama on Growing Up Hip Hop reaches a breaking point during the May 28 episode. Romeo Miller […]

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Connecticut transgender policy found to violate Title IX

A Connecticut policy that allows transgender athletes to compete in girls sports violates the civil rights of female athletes, the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has ruled. The ruling, which was obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, comes in response to a complaint filed last year by several female track athletes, who argued […]

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Trump crafts executive order on social media, weighs commission to probe bias amid Twitter fight

President Trump is crafting an executive order on social media that could seek to curb legal protections for the industry, a broadside that comes amid his escalating fight this week with Twitter over the company’s decision to fact-check his claims for the first time. Fox News is told that, separately, the administration is working on a […]

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Myka Stauffer: 5 Things To Know About YouTuber Who Said She Had To ‘Rehome’ Special Needs Child

YouTuber Myka Stauffer and her husband explained in a shocking video that they ‘rehomed’ their adopted son Huxley, 4, because he has autism. Learn more about Myka and the situation. YouTube stars Myka Stauffer, 32, and her husband, James Stauffer, 34, are under fire for a May 26 video in which they confessed that they “rehomed” […]

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Kourtney Kardashian Shows Off Her Glutes In Intense Workout Video After Scott & Sofia Split

On the same day that news of Scott Disick and Sofia Richie’s split broke, Kourtney Kardashian took to social media to share a new workout video from her quarantine at home. Kourtney Kardashian is keeping her hot body in shape while quarantined! The 41-year-old teamed up with Addison Rae for a six-minute booty workout for her […]

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ICE chief rips ‘dangerous’ move by New York to make sharing illegal immigrant driver data a felony

EXCLUSIVE: The head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is warning that New York’s controversial Green Light Law is putting lives in danger by limiting law enforcement cooperation — especially after the measure was amended to make sharing information with ICE a felony. “Somehow the state of New York took a bad law, doubled down […]

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YVR Tries To Make It Work But Finds How ‘Love Is Hard’ On New Song: This Is A ‘More Vulnerable Side Of Us’

Ahead of YVR’s second EP – which promises to be full of ‘raw emotion’ that pushes their songwriting in a new but ‘authentic’ direction – the duo share the struggles of the heart with their new bop, ‘Love Is Hard.’ Falling in love is great – up until that moment when you finally hit the […]

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Iggy Azalea Stuns In Sexy Mini Dress Following Reports She Secretly Welcomed A Baby

Weeks after rumors surfaced that Iggy Azalea had secretly given birth, she posted new photos of herself looking super hot in a lavender mini dress. If Iggy Azalea did actually have a baby at the end of April, she’s certainly bounced back quickly! The rapper took to Instagram on May 27 to share a few new photos […]

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Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law

By JOE McDONALD BEIJING — China’s legislature endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong on Thursday that has strained relations with the United States and Britain and prompted new protests in the territory. The National People’s Congress approved the bill as it wrapped up an annual session that was held under intensive anti-coronavirus controls. […]

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Lady Gaga & BLACKPINK Bring The Girl Power On Upbeat New Track ‘Sour Candy’ — Listen

The collab that Lady Gaga and BLACKPINK fans have been waiting for is finally here! The ladies dropped ‘Sour Candy’ on May 28, and it’s the perfect upbeat anthem. Ready for a little bit of sour with your sweet? Lady Gaga will release her highly anticipated new album Chromatica on May 29, and one day […]

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Many more likely sought US jobless aid even as layoffs slow

The U.S. government is set to sketch its latest picture of the layoffs that have left tens of millions of people unemployed but have slowed as states increasingly allow businesses to reopen By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer May 28, 2020, 11:19 AM 1 min read 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this […]

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They Predicted ‘The Crisis of 2020’ … in 1991. So How Does This End?

They called it the Crisis of 2020 — an unspecified calamity that “could rival the gravest trials our ancestors have known” and serve as “the next great hinge of history.” It could be an environmental catastrophe, a nuclear threat or “some catastrophic failure in the world economy.” That was 1991. The scholars responsible were William […]

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The N.H.L. Is Coming Back, Pending a Few (Dozen) Questions

Now that the National Hockey League has announced this week its detailed road map for returning to action with a playoff tentatively set for mid-July, it can start focusing on all the steps needed to make its plan actually happen. There are many issues, some complicated, that need to be settled over the next several […]

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Executive Order Is Expected to Curtail Protections for Social Media Companies

The Trump administration is preparing an executive order intended to curtail the legal protections that shield social media companies from liability for what gets posted on their platforms, two senior administration officials said early Thursday. Such an order, which officials said was still being drafted and was subject to change, would make it easier for […]

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